"I think women need to start by asking themselves, 'What I am willing to do for my career, and what am I not willing to do?'" 
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Allison Joyce
VP Talent Partner

I also think it’s really important that we are factoring men into this work. It’s a multi-gender workforce and it’s going to take all of us to succeed. Including men in the effort to boost women and their opportunities is critical to the ongoing diversification of workplaces and especially in top of the house leadership roles. 


"Being intentional means we have to know what our employees want and need."
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Sakita Douglas
Chief Talent Officer
Harris County, TX

I always say that we need to be intentional in our work at Harris Country as we support people in their careers. That means putting strategic and compassionate intentions behind the programs we are building, the offers we are making and the journeys we are creating for our employees.

"It’s important to note that it’s not a new story. Labor force participation among women has been steadily declining since the Great Recession of 2008 and the pandemic put it in a nose dive." 
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Laura Schmiegel
SVP Strategic Partnerships
Orion Talent

As we think about the impact for employers and for us as talent leaders, we also need to think about the impact it has on women's lives. Earnings and career trajectories have been stunted by the pandemic.